Axiomatic Consciousness Theory For Visual Phenomenology in Artificial Intelligence

Igor Aleksander, Helen Morton

A model of conscious mechanisms called Axiomatic Consciousness Theory (ACT) is used to develop a theoretical computational model of visual phenomenology . The result is an extension of concepts in AI towards phenomenal intentionality: the lack of which is a common starting point for critiques of AI . Here the argument is developed at four interacting grain levels of computational description and the associated theoretical analysis. The visual domain is highlighted due to its dominance in discussions involving inner mental states.

Subjects: 4. Cognitive Modeling; 9.4 Philosophical Foundations

Submitted: Sep 3, 2007